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Flétri

Designation (also Flétri sur souche = withered on the vine) for a sweet wine from the Swiss canton of Valais. It must be made from overripe, shrivelled (raisined) grapes with a theoretically possible alcohol content of at least 13% vol. However, there are no specifications for the condition of the grapes (e.g. botrytis). The addition of alcohol, sugar or concentrated grape must is not permitted. The varieties used are Amigne, Ermitage(Marsanne), Païen (Savagnin Blanc = Traminer), Arvine, Pinot Gris and Silvaner, either pure or blended. The former common names mi-flétri or semi-flétri (semi-dry) are not permitted. The designation is also common in the neighbouring Aosta Valley. A Flétri corresponds approximately to a Beerenauslese or Trockenbeerenauslese. See also under Passerillé and Passito.

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